Updated: Nov 11, 2019
By Jacob Mocholí García
There are lots of career options for today's college seniors. But what if you could earn a master's degree from the most prestigious English-language business journalism program at the best university in China? If you are willing to consider it, but are still not completely sure, here is our list of five reasons why you should choose the GBJ program:
1. You will stand out from the rest
Journalists who can explain the global economy clearly for their audience are highly prized. Global Business Journalism graduates have the necessary skills to understand both journalism and the world’s economic situation from an international perspective. You also will have first-hand insights into China and the Chinese economy. “The GBJ program will make me more competent in my future job search,” says Yuexuan Wang, a Chinese GBJ student.
2. You will benefit from real practice
One of the best things about this program is the importance given to journalism practice. Even though the curriculum has a solid theoretical base, the actual skills the students get come from rigorous and practical training. The program, which takes two years to complete, is aimed at those people who want to learn from actual practice.
3. World-class facilities
The facilities at Tsinghua include two laboratories with more than 15 Bloomberg terminals, making them the largest free Bloomberg installation at any university worldwide. In addition, students have access to the most advanced communications technology through the Futures Media Lab. “I came to China especially because of the facilities offered by the university,” Bapati Mmotlanyane, a GBJ student from Botswana, says.
4. You will be immersed in an international environment
In class, half of the students are Chinese and the other half come from all over the world. So far, more than 200 international students from more than 60 countries have already graduated from GBJ. “We learn side by side with international students from various nations around the world, and also local Chinese students of all ethnic minority backgrounds. This is an experience of a lifetime,” says Angela Wang, an Australian GBJ student.
5. You will find lots of opportunities... or maybe they will find you
The students have lots of chances to meet prestigious scholars, journalists and potential employers from all over the world. Also, the GBJers gain valuable work experience during the second year through internships at the best news agencies and firms in China. In previous years, GBJ students have interned at Bloomberg News, China Daily, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, The New York Times, Ogilvy & Mather, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Economic Observer, among others.